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Chevrolet Captiva Service & Repair Manual: Battery R&R


Do not tip battery more than 40 degrees during removal.
1. Disconnect battery positive and ground cable, Fig. 1.
2. Loosen nuts that fasten battery hold-down bar bracket, Fig. 1.
3. Remove battery hold-down bar bracket with nuts attached.
4. Remove battery from battery tray.


1. Install battery.
2. Install battery hold-down bar bracket and torque retaining nuts to 35 inch lbs.
3. Connect battery positive and ground cable. Torque cable clamp nuts to 89 inch lbs.

Fig. 1 Exploded view of battery and battery hold down

Replacing the battery in a Chevrolet Captiva 2012 is a straightforward process that ensures the vehicle remains reliable and starts efficiently. Begin by ensuring the vehicle is parked on a level surface, the engine is turned off, and the keys are removed from the ignition.

Open the hood and locate the battery, typically found on the driver's side of the engine compartment. Using a wrench, loosen the negative (-) battery cable clamp and remove the cable from the battery terminal. Repeat this step for the positive (+) battery cable. It's crucial to always disconnect the negative cable first to prevent any electrical shorts.

Next, remove any securing brackets or clamps holding the battery in place. Carefully lift the old battery out of the tray, being mindful of its weight and any potential acid residue.

Position the new battery in the tray, ensuring the terminals are correctly oriented. Reattach any securing brackets or clamps to hold the battery firmly in place. Connect the positive (+) battery cable first, followed by the negative (-) cable, and tighten the clamps securely.

Finally, start the vehicle to ensure the new battery is functioning correctly. Properly dispose of the old battery according to local regulations. Regular battery maintenance and timely replacements are essential for the reliable operation of the 2012 Chevrolet Captiva.

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